The Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades is proud to announce a scholarship program for the school's first Woodworking Foundation Course. This 12 week intensive runs from Monday, January 10th through Friday April 1st, 2011.
Tim Lawson, the School's Executive Director, said 'We're delighted to offer scholarships to this new course. We want to help young people develop skills that will last them for life. We're looking to kindle that passion for wood and working with their hands into a lifelong love affair. That we're able to offer scholarships to young residents of East Jefferson County makes the opportunity extra special.'
This course is designed to provide a deep understanding of basic woodworking techniques with hand and power tools and to provide broad exposure to a range of woodworking techniques so that the graduate from the program can develop their own voice and style as a woodworker or furniture maker. The course will provide the students with pragmatic and safe techniques for effective work in a woodshop.
We are offering these scholarships to young people in the Port Townsend / East Jefferson County area only. We plan to expand the scholarship program in subsequent years.
We finished the year with a bang - we taught our first two week Intermediate Furniture Making class. Four students - two, locally, from Clallam County and two from Southern California ended up braving a rare but intense pre-Thanksgiving Snowstorm.
Our thanks to them for their fortitude with the weather and for the great feedback on the class.